MB&F, Maximillian Brüsser and friends, is the result of haute horlogerie prodigy Maximillian Brüsser. In one of my earlier posts I wrote about the history behind this most interesting company and their very peculiar MB&F HM5. Their latest release is out of their Legacy Machines-series. On their website they state of the Legacy Machines: “Legacy Machines pay homage to the rich watchmaking traditions of the 18th and 19th centuries by answering the question: What would MB&F have imagined a 100 years ago?”
The No.2 traces its lineage over 250 yearsto three of the greatest watchmakers who ever lived: Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747– 1823), Ferdinand Berthoud (1727– 1807) and Antide Janvier (1751– 1835). What’s most fascinating is that all of the above gentlemen have constructed watches and clocks with two balances.
The balance, or balance wheel, is the device used in watches analogous to the pendulum. As you can see from the pictures, the two balances are mounted on two beautifully arced arms. The energy produced from these two balances is transmitted through a single gear train, as opposed to two on the timekeepers produced by above gentlemen. Nothing short of genius engineering on MB&F:s part.
This lovely little apparatus comes in three different metals, red gold, white gold and platinum, with the latest limited to 18 pieces. The 44 mm wide case is comprised of 44 parts and its movement, located in the belly, holds 241 parts, 44 of them jewels. The movement displays minutes and hours and produces a 45 hour power reserve. On the back are the names of the two gentlemen responsible for the movement: watchmaker Jean-François Mojon and independent watchmaker Kari Voutilainen, hand engraved.
Above: The Platinum LM No.2
The white gold and red gold version will be available $156,000 USD. The limited edition platinum LM2 retails at $190,000 USD.
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